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SPIRITUAL AUTHORIZATION AND SUHBAH

Shaykh Mustafa Kamal is authorised (i.e. given formal ijazah) by his beloved murshid Hazrat Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi Mujaddidi (db) in the science of tasawwuf (Islamic spirituality) to guide students on the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi spiritual path.

Shaykh Mustafa has been blessed by Allah (swt) with the opportunity to spend more than 14 years in the direct personal/khaas khidmat (service) and close prolonged suhbah of his beloved Shaykh including accompanying the Shaykh on many of his travels around the world including in the US, Africa, Europe and Asia. As a result, he has been blessed with the unique opportunity to learn from and view his Shaykh’s life from very close.


EDUCATION

After completing his initial education in Japan, the Soviet Union (Russia), Pakistan and Canada, Shaykh Mustafa, earned a Bachelor’s in the social sciences from the International Islamic University Malaysia and a diploma in Advanced Arabic from the Institute of Languages, Qatar. In the United States, he undertook postgraduate studies in Western philosophy, jurisprudence and literature at the Graduate Institute of St. John’s College, Maryland.

Shaykh Mustafa has been a student of the sacred Islamic sciences since the age of 17 and following many years of study with ‘ulema in the Middle East and in Pakistan, was awarded a formal certification as an ‘aalim by the Wifaq ul Madaris Al-‘Arabiyyah of Pakistan.

During the course of his studies, Shaykh Mustafa studied traditional texts in a range of subjects including Arabic grammar and literature, Mantiq, Aqaid (Theology), Hanafi Fiqh, comparative Usul-ul-Fiqh, Tafseer, Hadeeth and Usul-ul-Hadeeth. Shaykh Mustafa was granted additional certifications (ijazah) in hadeeth from, amongst others, his own beloved murshid Hazrat Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad (db), the muhaddith Shaykh Taqi ud Din Nadwi Al-Mazahiri of Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, the Syrian muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Awwama, and Shaykh Makki Hijazi bin Khayr Muhammad.


WRITINGS

Upon the instruction of his Shaykh, Shaykh Mustafa has compiled several books including the following books on tasawwuf and suluk:

  • Ma’ariful Suluk, a compilation in Urdu of his Shaykh’s lectures on the Maktubaat (compiled letters) of al-Imam al-Rabbani Mujaddid Alf-e-Thaani (ra),
  • Madarij al Suluk, a compilation of his Shaykh’s lectures explaining the thirty-five lessons of the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi Tareeqah and their foundations in the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah; and
  • Maqamaat al Suluk, a compilation of his Shaykh’s lectures on the ten stations on the suluk including Taubah (repentance), Inabah (turning to Allah), Zuhud (abstinence), Mujahidah (spiritual striving), Wara (scrupulousness), Sabr (patience), Shukr (gratitude), Tawakkul (reliance), Tafweed (assigning) and Reda (contentment).


EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES

Shaykh Mustafa has established Sunnah Academy (www.sunnahacademy.org) for men’s online education and together with his wife, has established Siddeeqa Institute (www.siddeeqainstitute.org) for women’s online education.


TRAVEL

He regularly travels to different countries to guide seekers on the spiritual path, deliver lectures and counsel people on how to live a spiritual life in the contemporary world.